THE National Examination Council (NECO) says it has rescheduled the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals in the ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) earlier scheduled to take place on Monday, October 19, 2020, from, 10 am to 1 pm.
The new date for the examination is now Monday, November 16, 2020, from 10 am to 1 pm, a statement by the Council on Sunday stated.
Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division at NECO explained that the rescheduling of the examination was due to the ongoing ENDSARS protests across major cities which have restricted movement.
“This unforeseen incident has been caused by the ENDSARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin. The NECO delivery truck had left its take-off point well in advance on Friday 16 October 2020, earlier to deliver examination materials to some states and has been held up in the blockage since then,” Sani said.
He added that the examination body has ensured that the affected examination materials have been retrieved and are intact.
“Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved and are intact.”
Sani noted that while regretting any inconveniences this rescheduling may cause all the stakeholders, the Council has however taken the decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.